State Rep. Gail Lavielle is one of the brightest, most articulate and gracious persons that I know. She is a very people-oriented legislator. She has boundless energy, is a person with the highest level of integrity and she knows how to get things done. We are fortunate that she is willing to serve us, utilizing her more than 25 years in top executive positions.

In 2011 the Connecticut state legislative districts were redistricted. The 143rd House Dstrict, which had previously been exclusively in Wilton and eastern Norwalk, now includes a portion of Westport west of the Saugatuck River. Westporters who will now be in the 143rd district have the opportunity to be represented by Gail Lavielle, one of our outstanding legislators in Hartford. Rep. Lavielle serves on the General Assembly's Appropriations, Education, and Transportation committees.

I urge those of you in the 143rd district to vote for State Representative Gail Lavielle in November.

Pete Wolgast

Westport